BCCI raise eyebrows over RCA's hospitality to Aussies

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New Delhi, Sep 25 (UNI) Unhappy with the top-class facilities being provided to the Australian team in Jaipur, the BCCI said the Rajasthan Cricket Academy (RCA) was trying to oblige the World Champions beyond its expectations.

''We don't get such facilities when our team tours abroad in fact India get the bare minimum. RCA is being a little too obliging to the Australian team, they have done more than what a host country will do,'' BCCI Chief Adminitrative Officer Ratnakar Shetty told a private news channel today.

Former India coach Greg Chappell, who is the chief coach at RCA Centre of Excellence and is presently touring with Australian team as the assistant coach, has used all his influences in RCA to provide the visiting Australian team the best facilities.

RCA chief curator Taposh Chatterjee admitted the Australians were being provided with specialised practice pitches, each of a different character.

''Looking into the conditions of India, we have given Australia everything they wanted for practice. We have prepared 10 wickets for Australia,'' Chatterjee said.

However, the RCA officials refuted the claims and said there was nothing to raise eyebrows about the kind of facilities being provided to the Australians.

''Well, this is the first time a team has come a week before.

So, why not if we are fair players,'' RCA president Bimal Soni said.

The 15-member Australian team will practice in Jaipur till Sunday before they fly to Hyderabad for a four-day practice match against the BCCI President's XI that begins on October 2.

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